The history of Memorial Day and decorating with flags

Posted by Derrek Coss on May 23, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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Topics: american history, accent banner, American flag, appliqued flags, U.S. flag, flag history, USA flag

Appliqué! What the heck is an appliquéd banner?

Posted by Derrek Coss on Nov 30, 2011 12:26:00 PM

From French, appliqué (pronounced app-la-kay) literally means “that which has been applied.” As an art form, a common example of appliqué is found in the world of ceramics, where a smaller often more decorative piece is attached to a larger vessel. With respect to sewing, appliqué is a needlework technique in which pieces of fabric or material are stitched onto a larger field of material to create text, images, or patterns. The process is labor-intensive but the effect is visually stunning—an overall superior result to printed format. Indoor facilities (athletic and otherwise) are the ideal forum for appliquéd banners and flags, which retain their bold, quality appearance even when viewed from a distance.

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Topics: appliqued banners, applique, sewn banners, sports banners, appliqued flags, athletic banners

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